Location Science

  • Gilbert Laporte
  • Stefan Nickel
  • Francisco Saldanha da Gama

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Gilbert Laporte, Stefan Nickel, Francisco Saldanha-da-Gama
    Pages 1-21
  3. Basic Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Alfredo Marín, Mercedes Pelegrín
      Pages 25-50
    3. Hatice Çalık, Martine Labbé, Hande Yaman
      Pages 51-65
    4. Elena Fernández, Mercedes Landete
      Pages 67-98
    5. Sergio García, Alfredo Marín
      Pages 99-119
  4. Advanced Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Emilio Carrizosa, Boglárka G.-Tóth
      Pages 123-141
    3. Isabel Correia, Francisco Saldanha-da-Gama
      Pages 185-213
    4. S. Nickel, J. Puerto, A. M. Rodríguez-Chía
      Pages 215-260
    5. Justo Puerto, Antonio M. Rodríguez-Chía
      Pages 261-302
    6. Stefan Nickel, Francisco Saldanha-da-Gama
      Pages 303-326
    7. Ivan Contreras, Morton O’Kelly
      Pages 327-363
    8. Ivan Contreras, Camilo Ortiz-Astorquiza
      Pages 365-389
    9. H. A. Eiselt, Vladimir Marianov, Tammy Drezner
      Pages 391-429
    10. Maria Albareda-Sambola, Jessica Rodríguez-Pereira
      Pages 431-451
    11. Iris Heckmann, Stefan Nickel
      Pages 453-476
    12. Oded Berman, Dmitry Krass
      Pages 477-535
    13. Richard L. Francis, Timothy J. Lowe
      Pages 537-556
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 557-557
    2. Burcin Bozkaya, Giuseppe Bruno, Ioannis Giannikos
      Pages 559-590
    3. Sibel A. Alumur, Tolga Bektaş
      Pages 591-610
    4. Bahar Y. Kara, Marie-Ève Rancourt
      Pages 611-629
    5. Maria Paola Scaparra, Richard L. Church
      Pages 631-656
    6. Evrim Didem Güneş, Teresa Melo, Stefan Nickel
      Pages 657-686
    7. Gilbert Laporte, Juan A. Mesa
      Pages 687-703
    8. Jörg Kalcsics, Roger Z. Ríos-Mercado
      Pages 705-743
    9. Knut Haase, Lukas Knörr, Ralf Krohn, Sven Müller, Michael Wagner
      Pages 745-764
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 765-767

About this book


This book presents essential information on modern location science – in a word, all you need to know about location. The second edition of this handbook has been fully revised throughout, with numerous updates and chapters added, to offer an even more comprehensive overview of methods and applications.

The book is divided into three parts: basic concepts, advanced concepts and applications. Written by the most respected specialists in the field and thoroughly reviewed by the editors, it first lays out the fundamental problems in location science and provides readers with basic background information on location theory. Part II covers advanced models and concepts, broadening and expanding on the content presented in Part I. It also discusses important tools to help readers grasp and solve real-world location problems. Part III focuses on the links between location science and other areas like GIS, telecommunications, healthcare, rapid transit networks, districting problems and disaster events, and presents a wide range of applications to allow readers to understand the role of facility location in such areas and learn how to handle real-world location problems.

The book is intended for researchers working on theory and applications involving location problems and models. It is also suitable as a textbook for graduate courses on facility location.


Coverage Distance Minimization Location Optimization Spatial Planning p-median problem Fixed-charge facility p-center problem Hub location Stochastic location models Location problems in telecommunications Location problems in healthcare Rapid transit networks Demand point aggregation

Editors and affiliations

  • Gilbert Laporte
    • 1
  • Stefan Nickel
    • 2
  • Francisco Saldanha da Gama
    • 3
  1. 1.HEC MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Institute for Operations ResearchKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of ScienceUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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